Live Wedding Painting | Athens, GA

by Benjamin Keys

Claire + Patrick
The Classic Center
Athens, GA
24 x 30 in.

Claire and Patrick tied the Knot on the campus of the University of Georgia and Ben was so thrilled to be invited to capture their first dance with a live wedding painting.  Claire hired Emily of Stella Harper Events to coordinate their day and oh my goodness, how we loved working with Emily!  (So much so that now we wished we lived in the same city!)  From the UGA Chapel to their reception at the Classic Center, every detail was unique and so colorful.  Ben was excited to highlight their gorgeous floral arrangements in the foreground of the painting.  And Claire's gown was one of the prettiest we've seen!  The lace detail on the bodice was just breathtaking, unique but also timeless!  What a joy to celebrate with their family and friends and collaborate with a great team of vendors.  Needless to say, we're so excited to share their bright and colorful live wedding painting ... their painting is such a reflection of the love these two share!

 Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured Claire + Patrick's first dance at The Classic Center in Athens, Georgia.

Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured Claire + Patrick's first dance at The Classic Center in Athens, Georgia.

ceremony location: THE UGA CHAPEL || reception location: THE CLASSIC CENTER || planning: EMILY, STELLA HARPER EVENTS  || photography: TWO CHICS PHOTOGRAPHY || videography: RUSS FELTMAN FILMS || live wedding painter: BEN KEYS of WED ON CANVAS || catering: LEVY RESTAURANTS || florals: FLOWERS BY POSY || hair + makeup: HEIDI, FORMAL FACES || band: CELEBRITY ALL STAR BAND || ceremony harpist: MONICA HARGRAVE

Live Wedding Painting | Charleston, SC

by Benjamin Keys

McKenzie + Greg
The Cedar Room
Charleston, South Carolina
24 x 36 in. Canvas

There's just nothing like a wedding in the heart of downtown Charleston, SC.  The historic charm coupled with sweet southern hospitality makes for an unforgettable setting to celebrate a wedding day!  Ben was so honored to capture McKenzie + Greg's gorgeous wedding reception at The Cedar Room located in downtown Charleston.  With the warmth of the exposed bricks and the spectacular decor + design by Pure Luxe Bride, there was no shortage of inspiration.  Their hanging floral chandelier was out of this world gorgeous.  One of the things we LOVE about the Pure Luxe Bride team is that they aren't afraid of bold colors within the florals and design, making for a vibrant painting that's just full of life!  We are so thrilled to share their finished live painting!

 Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured M+G's first dance during their reception held at The Cigar Factory's Cedar Room.

Live Wedding Painter, Ben Keys, captured M+G's first dance during their reception held at The Cigar Factory's Cedar Room.

 Close up of M+G's live wedding painting captured by Ben Keys of Wed on Canvas.

Close up of M+G's live wedding painting captured by Ben Keys of Wed on Canvas.

Venue: The Cedar Room at The Cigar Factory || Planning: Pure Luxe Bride || Photography: Monika Gauthier Photography || Florals: Wildflowers Inc. || Live Wedding Painter: Ben Keys, Wed on Canvas || Linens: Nuage Designs || Rentals: EventWorks || Stationery: Sara Shultz || Bride's Gown: Anne Barge via Bridals by Jodi || Bride's Heels: Jimmy Choo, via Gwynn's of Mount Pleasant || Hair + Makeup: Paper Dolls || Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Sung, via Bella Bridesmaids || Music: The Midnight City